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Shin splints, tennis elbow

Shin splints: inflammation of the periost (the thin membrane surrounding the bone) of the shin caused by trauma or repetitive strain.

Physiotherapy can help regenerate the periost after a trauma and find the cause of the repetitive strain. Often this is to be found in the biomechanic of the foot. In this case foot exercises, proprioception exercises and footwear advice will help. Corrective insoles may be needed.

Tennis elbow: a painful inflammation of the tendon of the outer border of the elbow, caused by overuse of the forearm muscles.

Physiotherapy can help firstly with stretching exercises, frictions, and electrotherapy and massage first and later with strengthening exercises. Sometimes a treatment of the lower neck is also needed. Suggestions about training reconditioning are also part of the treatment.